Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: A Spotlight View Of Their Differences

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL

A brief comparison of Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL.

Google announced its latest smartphones- the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL on October 4. The release was accompanied by other Google products such as Google Mini and Google Max, new Pixelbook, and a new Daydream.

It was a nice day for Android and Google enthusiasts…

We now bring you what makes the two phones differ from each other. As a fact, naturally it differs in physical size but what else makes each unique from each other?

Well,

Here is the Pixel 2 vs the Pixel 2 XL to see how they compare.

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: Design

The unique thing about both is that they are made of glass and metal designs with IP67 waterproof to compete with the likes of Apple iPhones X and Samsung Galaxy S8. Both have dual front-firing speakers.

Pixel 2 XL is bigger than Pixel 2 measuring 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9mm and weighs 175g while Pixel 2 measures 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8mm and weighing 143g.

The front display of Pixel 2 features a standard 16:9 ratio display while Pixel XL comes with 18:9 display (almost –all-screen front screen display).

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: Display

As for Pixel 2, it’s has a 5-inch display offering a 16:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, which delivers a pixel density of 441ppi (like the 2016 model). Pixel 2 XL is slightly sharper with a 6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels which translate to 18:9 aspect ratio just like the recent LG V30.

Google Pixel 2 XL features 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection, while the Pixel 2 has 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: Camera

They both offer the same 12.3MP single rear camera with a focus on features (quality), not megapixels. They also have the same 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an aperture of f/2.4 with fixed focus.

According to Pocket-lint.com;

“Both have a 12.3-megapixel sensor, offering a f/1.8 aperture and they both feature dual pixel phase detection autofocus, laser detection autofocus, optical and electronic image stabilization, and they both offer a dual-LED flash.”

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: Hardware and specs

Both feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform with both having 4GB of RAM and storage options of 64GB and 128 GB with no support of MicroSD.

Pixel 2 XL has a slightly larger battery capacity of 3520mAh compared to 2700mAh of Pixel 2. Both devices charge via USB Type C and offer quick charging of up to 7hrs in 15 minutes.

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: Software

In brief:

  • Both Android Oreo –you’ll get latest Oreo features
  • Both feature Google Assistant
  • Similar experience across both devices

Finally, the price of Google Pixel 2 will start at £629, while the Pixel 2 will start at £799.

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